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One square mile of tailings—the waste and byproducts generated by mining operations—are shown here, just outside of the Tilden Iron Ore Mines in Negaunee, Michigan. Reprinted with permission from Overview by Benjamin Grant, copyright (c) 2016. Published by Amphoto Books, a division of Penguin Random House, Inc. 

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